Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Kendra and I went to The Glorian Duo concert sponsored by Jamestown Concert Association at St. Luke's this past weekend. Wendy Kerner Lucas, harpist and Donna Milanovich, flutist presented a beautiful concert of music through the ages from Concert Royal No. 4 in e minor by Francois Couperin (1668-1773) to Serenade No. 10, op. 79 by Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987). My favorite pieces was Suite Francaise, op. 114 by Paul Bazelaire (1886-1958). It has five movements that were beautiful. Ms. Lucas also played First Arabesque by Claude Debussy which was adapted from piano. The also played Nocturne for Flute and Harp by J. Naderman and J. Tulou, On Wings of Song, op. 34, no. 2; Sunday Song, op. 34, no. 5; and Suleika, op. 34, no. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn, Fantaisie, op. 124 by Camille Saint-Saens, and Cafe 1930 from Histoire du Tango by Asto Piazzolla. The majority of the music was by French composers. It was a very enjoyable evening. Even the ice cream at Friendly's after the concert tasted wonderful!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Six of my students performed at the Association of Piano Teachers recital today at Lutheran Social Services. They all did splendiferously! How's that for a big word. The next recital is in June. I hope the rest of my students who didn't play today will be able to play then. You can check out today's performances at http://www.cindyspianostudio.com/studentperformances.php
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sydney has just completed her third End-of-Book Recital using the Hal Leonard series. She played Joy, In Concert, Dixieland Jam, Bounces, Alouette, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Chorale, Alexander March, and Fresh Start. In Concert and Fresh Start were played with orchestral accompaniment. You should listen to her performance, especially if you are in the same series as she is. You know the one with Party Cat! When you listen, you'll hear music that you might want to choose for your recital too. Sydney is now working on a Pop Solos book from that level and going into her fourth book.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
There are a few students finishing their books now. Makala's end-of-book recital is at http://www.cindyspianostudio.com/studentperformances.php and Sydney's will be out there in a few days as she just did her's today. Olivia has written a composition entitled, Pearl in the Sea, which you can see at http://www.cindyspianostudio.com/Documents/olivia.html. I'll post more EOB Recital info here in the coming weeks, so keep checking. These are good to listen to and watch especially if you are going into the same books. You can hear other student's favorites from those books.